If you’re like me, you probably have a need to share content with others on occasion. Email is not always an option, especially with very large files (and it’s not polite to oblige the recipient to download a lot of content they may not even want!). The obvious solution to this is to upload the data to a cloud storage system, and then just share a link to it.
I’ve used Dropbox, on and off, for years, but I’ve never been comfortable with its user interface; I’ve always found it overly complex and confusing. Although it’s sometimes hard to teach an old dog new tricks, I went looking for an alternative — and discovered Sync.
Sync’s desktop application is delightfully clean and uncluttered (I haven’t tried the mobile app as the reviews for that are pretty scathing). File synchronisation occurs in the background, leaving you free to deal with other tasks. Perhaps best of all, content uploaded to Sync is encrypted, protecting your files from prying eyes.
Sync’s free 5GB plan has all of the basic features needed to get started. It never expires, and no credit card is required. For those whose data needs are greater, Sync offers a variety of reasonably priced plans for individuals and teams.
You can get a free account with an extra 1GB (ie 6GB total) space from this link — and if you do, I get an extra 1GB on my own account too, so please do give it a try!